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Slave Ship (1937)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  16 September 1937 (Germany)
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he ... See full summary »

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Jack Thompson
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Nancy Marlowe
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Lefty
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Mrs. Marlowe
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Danelo
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Corey
Arthur Hohl ...
Grimes
Minna Gombell ...
Mabel
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Francis Ford ...
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J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Proprietor
Paul Hurst ...
Drunk
Holmes Herbert ...
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Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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16 September 1937 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Slaver  »

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Lon Chaney Jr.'s silent bit as a doomed laborer can be spotted in the opening sequence, a ship's launching with fatal consequences. See more »

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Referenced in Barton Fink (1991) See more »

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Rule, Britannia
(1740) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Arranged by Edward B. Powell and Robert Russell Bennett
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a funny story about Slaveship
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My grandmother Gladys Lehman and her partner Sam Hellman were brought in to rework the script as WF was notoriously drunk and not getting it done- they finished their work and sent the script to Zanuck for final approval- the note they got back was " Can we make this movie without the Negroes?" DZ

Gladys Lehman was born on January 24, 1892 in Gates, Oregon, USA as Gladys Collins. She was a writer, known for Meet Joe Black (1998), Death Takes a Holiday (1934) and Mexicali Rose (1929). She was married to Benjamin H. Lehman Jr. She died on April 7, 1993 in Newport Beach, California, USA.


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